Authentication and Association with WDS

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Apr 20 15:35:08 PDT 2003

On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 09:03:02AM -0400, Foy, Patrick wrote:

> Is there a way to have the prism2 NIC initiate the authentication and
> association management frames when using WDS?  Normally, when the NIC is in
> station mode, it kicks off this process; however, this handshaking is
> missing with WDS because the NIC doesn't perform this function in AP mode.

What would you like to do with auth/assoc management in such mode? As
far as I know, this is not possible in Master or Repeater modes. The
host driver can perform auth/assoc management at least in Master mode
(however, most STA firmware versions will have problems with certain
data frames after this).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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